Baby Black

Book Two, Story Five

Baby Black is a very small cat at my farm. She stayed small even when she grew up. “BB,” as I call her, has only one eye from birth, and her whiskers are white on one side and black on the other, just like in the story…her looks are very odd, or, special, I would say. Baby Black is very affectionate and loves to be petted, although she is feral and does not like to be picked up. She hops and leaps to me when she first sees me at the barn, a very special welcome. It’s always a joy to see her! You can read about Baby Black on my blog (www.greenappleacres.com, menu item “On the Farm”). The character in this story is a combination of Baby Black and Sugar, the cat with the crooked tail (you can also read about Sugar on my blog), another cat at my barn. Sugar’s crooked tail makes her walk sideways sometimes. She does not have the balance of other cats with straight tails, but she gets along fine. Sugar also hops and leaps to see me when I go to the barn. Sugar is also feral, but she loves to be picked up and petted. Although Baby Black is a female feline at my farm, I made her a male cat in the story.

 

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What Our Readers Say…

Paul Pintarch, “Pappy”, to granddaughters Kenzie and Lily
Hummelstown, PA
Recently I took the opportunity to read the first story of Book One, “Shiloh and the Barn Mouse”. I thought I would read it first before reading it to my granddaughters. That story was heartwarming and very touching. It also had me thinking about the times I get scared, and how I felt and still feel at times. I thought it was an excellent story of confidence. That little Loco sure knew a big amount about confidence.